More About Wage Garnishments
July 8, 2019
Are you having your wages garnished? Are you not able to receive the full amount of your paycheck you earned each week due to wage garnishments? If so, George R. Belche can help.
What Are Wage Garnishments?
Wage garnishments are court ordered. They order your employer to withhold a certain amount of money from your paycheck and send it directly to the person or institution to which you owe money. The garnishments continue until your debt is paid in full. Wage garnishments can occur if you owe child support, student loans, or back taxes.
Can You Protest A Wage Garnishment?
The short answer to this question is: “yes.” You can protest a wage garnishment by filing appropriate papers and evidence at a court hearing. You may request an exemption if you need more of your paycheck to pay your bills and expenses. The judge has the ability to change the garnishment or leave it how it is.
Are There Different Wage Garnishment Requirements?
Child support, student loan debt, and back taxes each have different laws and guidelines that determine the amount that can be garnished. For example, The U.S. Department of Education can garnish up to 15% of your income if you are in default on your student loan. The IRS determines how much they can garnish from your wages based on your dependents.
George R. Belche – Helping You With Wage Garnishments
Are you having trouble paying your bills due to wage garnishments? If so, call George Belche to discover your options. One option could be declaring bankruptcy, which may allow you to eliminate wage garnishments and reclaim your ability to pay your monthly living expenses. George R. Belche, Attorney at Law, has the expertise to advise you of your rights when it comes to wage garnishments. Call his office today.
George R. Belche, Attorney at Law
Lawrenceville, GA 30046